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Handset sales halving drags M1 first-half profits down

Singapore’s third-largest telecommunications company, M1, has seen its sales of new handsets plummet in the second quarter, dragging the company’s overall results down with it. (Screenshot: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) In the second quarter, handset sales fell by 50 percent year-on-year compared to the same quarter in 2015, registering only SG$36 million ...

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​Early Look at Skype for Linux and Chromebooks

Skype for Linux has been around for over a decade, and it’s been a second-rate program for almost as long. It was always generations behind Skype for Windows. The latest version of Skype for Linux is 4.3, and for Windows, it’s 7.24. For Linux, it was little more than just ...

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AT&T announces $99 IoT Starter Kit

AT&T has announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit for developers, saying it will enable enterprises to make use of IoT applications more efficiently by providing them with connectivity, LTE hardware, application services, and cloud storage instantaneously. (Image: AT&T) The kit was announced by AT&T senior ...

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Rio airport completes IT overhaul ahead of Olympics

Image: HPE/RioGaleão Rio de Janeiro’s international airport (RioGaleão) has just completed a major technology overhaul aimed at improving operations and providing better services to passengers. As the gateway to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which will commence in a month’s time, the consortium that took over the hub’s management in ...

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Hillary Clinton wants broadband for everyone by 2020

Hillary Clinton wants to bring high-speed broadband internet to every American by 2020. Akamai’s First Quarter 2016 State of the Internet report indicates this will be a tall order for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently redefined broadband from 4Mbps down/1Mbps up to 25Mbps down/3Mbps ...

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